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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Teams Up with Positive Coaching Alliance to Build a Healthy Environment for Young Athletes


Denver, CO – Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is proud to announce we are the official pediatric healthcare partner of the Positive Coaching Alliance. For the second year, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and Positive Coaching Alliance will work together, to better the youth sports experience.

Three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one child playing an organized sport — about 45 million kids. By age 13, as many as 70 percent of these youngsters have quit. The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) mission is “to transform the youth sports culture where all youth and high school athletes have a positive, character-building experience that results in better athletes, better people.” PCA strives to make participation in youth sports a positive experience so that our youth can keep their passion and love for the sport. They can accomplish this with teaching coaches and parents positive messaging on and off the field.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is committed to helping the participants of PCA stay healthy and to nourish a lifetime love for being active. “We believe that sports teach our youth the value of teamwork, leadership, developing healthy living habits, adversity, and self-esteem,” says sports medicine physician Dr. Brooke Pengel. “The partnership between Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and PCA is valuable as the two organizations share core values focused on the health and safety of youth. Through strong partnerships, both Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and PCA are invested in promoting community education aimed to improve the lives of children in Colorado.”

Tom Puzio , Executive Director of Colorado Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance says, “The relationship that PCA-Colorado has with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is vital, not only to the continued success of our chapter and the work we do, but for the thousands of athletes, coaches and parents we work with on a yearly basis.  Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children's ongoing support of PCA-Colorado has given us the ability to continue our mission of developing better athletes, better people, and provided us the opportunity to continue the expansion of our reach throughout the state.  

There is no greater time than now to create positive change for our current and future youth. This partnership will forge the way for change.

About Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children 

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL is a dedicated pediatric hospital and the anchor facility for HealthONE’s system of pediatric care. With more than 300 board-certified pediatric specialists and sub-specialists, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children provides the most complex care in the system.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children has the largest Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the entire Rocky Mountain region. We have the most experienced high-risk maternal fetal program, a world-renowned specialized center for minimally invasive surgery for infants and children, and a nationally renowned institute for youth sports medicine, which includes a center, focused on concussion.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children has two dedicated pediatric ER locations. The first is the flagship hospital at 20th and High Street in Denver, the second is Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge, located in Lone Tree. Our dedicated pediatric ERs staff only board-certified pediatric physicians 24/7. We strive to provide an “ouchless” experience for your child, offering pain-free IV starts and blood draws. Our wait times average 6 minutes or less.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children system of pediatric care offers nine other pediatric care locations throughout the Denver metro area. When parents come together with the doctors, nurses and staff at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children we can make amazing things happen. We are #AmazingTogether!

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